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and finally the fire department, they broke open this door here where it is burning and the dog came out. >> reporter: indeed, some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cats got out safely. so did the bird. >> we have no reports of anybody injured. there are several pets that had to be rescued. cats, dogs, birds. things along those lines. >> reporter: still this couple wondered about their belongings. wonder what had would be left. they were away at work. >> about the entry door. it broke my entry door to get in. i don't know what to do at nighttime. >> reporter: the firefighters believed the blaze started in a shed behind the townhome. the vinyl siding went up quickly, carrying flames to the roof top. >> you can see behind me the vinyl siding covers all these townhouses. highly flammable. melts at a fairly good temperature. the spread of fire as it went up the outside, rear structure,
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quickly made its sbi the attic and the roof areas. >> the firefighters stay vinyl is so susceptible to the heat, the siding on townhome across the backyard, some 25 yards away, melted. while the units clad in wood were undamaged. >> the damage left by the fire has some other residents uneasy about the vinyl siding on their homes. i'll take a closer look at that. >> julie carrey, thank you. investigators in west virginia are looking into whether a upon fire was deliberately set. nearly 30 horses died near the hollywood casino on charlestown on monday. a fire marshal said dogs detected possible traces of a fire accelerant at the scene. the evidence is being test asked result are expected to come back in a few weeks. investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for 90 possible signs of arson. another metro access driver has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. the powered the driver accused of such a crime. darcy spencer is live outside
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metro headquarters with this developing story. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. as you mentioned, just within the last year, there have been four separate allegations made of sexual assault against metro access drivers. these the drivers who are supposed to be transporting people with mental and physical challenges. this is the man charged in this latestñr attack. he is 59-year-old samuel kinston of gaithersburg. police say he fonded a woman with cerebral palsy. according to court documents, the woman was not able to speak very well but she was able to communicate information that something had happened to her mother who then contacted authorities. the suspect worked for challenger transportation. it's a uncontractor of md transportation which has the contract with metro for metro access services. >> allegedly he was removing the victim from the bus in her
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scooter chair and when he improperly touched her. >> a large majority of our drivers are here for the right sxre reason and doing the right thing. aware proud of the work they do every day. you get a couple of bad apples when you have this many employees and different types of transportation situations. >> now according to md transportation, all of these drivers to have pass criminal background checks. as the transit police officer was saying, that there are some, what they call bad apples but metro transit police are going to step in and get more involved in the training process of these van drivers to make sure they understand what behavior is appropriate. what is not appropriate and what is considered to be illegal. we should also mention that in the court records, kinston indicated that he was denying these allegations. we'll have more coming up at 6:00. back to you. >> thank you, darcy.
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president obama and conservative activist sarah palin today both urge ad a pastor from florida not to carry out his threat to burn the koran on saturday. and we have just learned of a report saying that pastor terry jones has decided he will not go through with his plan to burn the koran. he has been saying that he would do that on the 9th anniversary of the september 11 terror attacks this weekend. the president said the pastor's accidents could endanger members of the military and serve as a recruitment tool for indicatal . >> this constitutes a hate crime just akin to the ku klux klan burning crosses in the yards of african-americans and jews back in the civil rights movement. >> reporter: there is a report a few minutes ago that the pastor has decidedon to burn the koran. the fbi today warned that doing so could move extremists in this
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country to violence. and the state department issued a worldwide travel caution for americans today. here in the district, the council on american-islamic relations spoke out about the controversy in a news conference. >> we would like to inform the public about this book. we would like to turn this challenge into an opportunity of learning. that's why we're calling our initiative learn don't burn. for if they learn, they will understand. they understand, they will respect. when they respect, they will not offend others. >> the learn don't burn initiative involve distributing 200,000 korans to replace the 200 the florida church had been planning to burn. unpaid taxes could spell trouble for the employees on capitol hill. according to irs data obtained
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by the "washington post," capitol hill workers owed 9.3 million in back taxes last year. the average unpaid billion is $12,000 among senate workers. and about $15,000 among houseworkers. no names were released so it is unclear if any member of congress are actually involved. right now a drought watch is in if he can for the region. people are being told to conserve water. the unusually dry conditions sparked the warning. chief meteorologist kammerer is here to tell us when we will finally see some rain around here. it has been awfully dry. >> very dry. almost three weeks since we have seen rain last in our area and some areas under a severe drought south of the district. the school district about six inches below normal. we do need to see some rain. the good news is i think we will see some rain over the next couple days. not right now. 80 degrees, plenty of sunshine out there. the winds out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. the gusts upward of 30.
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the fire threat with all the dry conditions, the fire stlet still fairly high. the live digital doppler showing nothing on the radar screen but i think we will see some rain as we make our way through the next couple days. 78 in sterling. manassas at 79. culpepper, 84, toward maryland, annapolis coming in at 75 degrees. satellite and radar showing nothing but clear skies across the area. a few clouds from time to time. especially to the north of the district. south of there, plenty of sunshine. we will see clear skies all night. a new moon. don't expect to see that. 9:00 px, 67 by 11:00 p.m. tomorrow morning, sunshine and temperature there of 60. many areas will wake up to a temperature of 52 to 52 degrees. it will feel more fall-like tomorrow. you'll most likely need that jacket. my full forecast coming up a little later on. >> okay. football fans, the wait is over. the 2010 nfl season kicks off.
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all right here on nbc 4. >> tonight's game is a rematch of last year's jail biter. that was the vikings versus the super bowl winning saints. this is a match-up of nfl powerhouses and the party is already underway in the big easy. >> we're trying to grab a little of that magic. it is opening the scenes. the people are very passional. we love our music. >> taylor swift and the dave matthews band will be playing tonight. the game starts at 8:30. the redskins versus the cowboys on sunday night at 8:20. you can find that right here nbc 4. >> the dallas cowboys on sunday. pat collins is live with more on how fans are getting into the spirit. >> reporter: everybody knows
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there is an nfl game tonight. appetizer. the real game of consequence, sunday night. redskins-cowboys. entre. >> honk, honk. >> reporter: honk if you hate dallas. i couldn't have said it better myself. redskins people out with the hate dallas signs on the track. out with their hate dallas signs on the street. they have signs. we have signs, too. let's get on with this. how do i hate dallas? let me could you be the ways. if i stay word dallas hour, do you feel? >> it makes my skin crawl. >> they're the embodyment of evil. >> i hate the uniform. >> reporter: you hate the uniforms. >> i hate the stars. >> reporter: when you see that
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uniform -- >> yes. when i see that uniform, i get excited. i get a chill in my stomach. bring them on. >> the pompness. the attitude. they get me sick. >> reporter: so you hate dallas because -- >> 40 years have hatred. >> reporter: how does it feel? does it feel good? are you feeling the hate? >> i feel the hateful. >> reporter: dallas written on the top of the box. cowboys written on the side of the box. do you have any idea how that got there? >> aid friend make it for me. >> reporter: you are a dallas fan but you live here. >> yes. >> reporter: how does this happen? >> i don't know. i don't quite understand it. >> reporter: what do your friends say? >> they don't like me much and i don't care too much for they will. >> reporter: why oh why oh why are there so many cowboy fans here in d.c.? >> i've always loved dallas. >> reporter: but you're from here. >> since emmitt smith. >> reporter: but you're a
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washingtonian. >> it doesn't mean anything. >> i ride by fed-ex every day. >> reporter: and you're a cowboys fan? >> but don't hold it against me. i'm a nice guy. >> reporter: there are so many cowboy fans in washington. have you noticed that? what are we going to do with them? >> i don't know. i think we need to put them back on their horses and drive them out of town. >> reporter: have a round-up. send them back to dallas. >> yeah. >> reporter: why so many cowboys fans in d.c.? we need an intervention. that could come sunday night. >> let's hope. >> reporter: you could be the one man cattle driver to move them on out. >> reporter: i'm getting a whip. i'm getting ready. >> thank you, pat. still ahead on news4 at 5:00, a car goes out of control plowing into two people. tonight, clues about what
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happened. he died in a car know but his dog survived. now the pet named body back the victim's family after a long and emotional journey. drama at the lady gaga concert. what fans did that forced the pop star to stop singing.
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several townhome in herndon have been severely damaged after a fire broke out. fire officials think the flames spread so quickly because of the flammable vinyl siding on the home. unfortunate -- fortunately, no one was hurt. metro transit police charged a metro driver charged with sexually assaulting a drive.
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samuel kinston from gaithersburg was arrested on sunday. the alleged incident happened last month in montgomery county. kinston is the fourth driver to be charged with sexual assault this year. the koran burning is off. late word from florida after fbi agents heard from the pastor who had planned to burn the holy book on saturday. jones' decision follows worldwide criticism and tests to burn the koran on the anniversary of the september 11 attack on america. doug is here now with a look at the weather forecast. you cannot ask for a nicer day. >> it is beautiful. >> spectacular. >> do you want another one? >> we would love it. >> you've got it. you didn't even have to say please. that's how nice i am. it will be a great day out there tomorrow again after a beautiful day today. we saw 96 degrees yesterday. four degrees shy of a record. we tied a record out there toward dulles. today, look at this. around dupon circle, beautiful conditions. plenty of people walk around the fountain.
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the sun shining bright through the trees out there during the day today. really a great day to get out for a lunch. a great day to get out for a dinner. do it outside if you get a chance. again, the weather is just that nice. in our skycam, showing plenty of blue skies out there. we're going to see conditions going down. temperaturewise, the temperature will be going down. 80 degrees right now. humidity only 28%. winds 15 miles an hour. they're gusty, still upwards of 25 to 30 miles an hour. it will stay on the breezy side tonight. 77 in frederick. only 73 in haguetown, maryland. we've seen mostly clear skies across the area. the frontal boundary that came through yesterday is now way down to the south. and that is helping some more cool air to settle in overnight. we're going to see that. there's that 73 in hagerstown. look at this. 67 in pittsburgh. that cooler air will continue to funnel in and some areas may get into the upper 40s overnight tonight. maybe frederick, maryland.
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that area, hagerstown in the upper 40s overnight. a few clouds this evening. nice and a bit breezy. 74 to 78 degrees. the sunset tonight, 7:26. tomorrow morning, a little on the cool side. a little breezy as well. and yes, you might need light jacket as you send the kids off to school. the forecast for tomorrow, mostly sunny. continued breezy. a fantastic friday. 76 to 79. winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20. not quite as gusty as they were today. and then on saturday, another super day. a hey of 79 on saturday. 80 on sunday. look at that. a big g chance for rain. the best chance will be between 8:00 a 8:00. we need to see that rain. it won't be a lot of it and i don't see a whole lot in the forecast. exactly right.
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>> thank you. turning the lights off is one way to save energy in your home. but how much is it costing you to run a television or an extra frig? >> a good question. liz crenshaw has another liz quiz ready to go. get out your pen and paper. she has some answers. >> you too, all right? >> i'm ready. >> saving energy means saving money and some thing around your home are burning more of both than others. this quiz from saving advice.com may help you make costly cuts and save energy. here's question number one. >> if the television is on an average of seven hours a derray how much doubted it costs? >> $17.50. >> it's not that much. the answer is $7.50 a month. one of the cheapest forms of entertainment. their next question.
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what is a family's largest hot water expense? is it doing laundry? doing dishes? bathing or watering the garden? what is your largest hot water expense? >> bathing. >> for most house holes, bathing is the single largest use for hot water. now your next question. you have a refrigerator at home, i presume. how about this? each additional refrigerator or freezer that you own adds how much to your energy bill every year. $48 to $84? how much more money does an additional frig or freezer add? >> i think the $44 to $84. >> actually its $84 to 180 more every year. if you have a second freezer or frig in your grudge, it pays to unplug it if it is empty. now the next question. which of the following statements is the most accurate? cooking is usually a small part of the home's energy bill, a
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people part of the home energy bill? a large part or the largest part of your home energy bill? cooking? >> i would say medium. >> cooking is usually one of the smaller expenses in the home's overall energy bill. now on to the cost of doing laundry. approximately how much does it cost to dry a load of laundry with an electric dryer? 20 to 30 cents? 30 to 50 cents? 50 to 75 or 75 to a dollar? >> 75 to a dollar? >> nope. only 20 to 30 cents to dry a load of laundry in an electric dryer and even cheaper if you use a gas dryer. >> no way. >> yeah, way. a load of laundry costs about 3 qulents washed on the cold, cold cycle. how much does that same load cost using the hot, hot psych until 15 cents? 39 cents? 52 cent? >> 15 cents. >> not even close. it's 52 cents. one load of laundry on the hot, hot cycle.
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>> good to know. >> what do you use? >> warm. >> warm. >> warm/cold. >> gotcha. >> so something to learn there. stay away from hot/hot if you're trying to save money. >> i like it because it goes in fast where you're using the hot and cold. >> the mix. time is sometime more important. you did fairly well, i think. >> i was doing well at the beginning but i blew the last three. >> so anyway, some ways to save money and know that we're spending more than we realize. >> i would have thought the clothes dryer was more expensive. i guess it depends on how much cooke you're doing. >> you can't use that excuse. it's too expensive to cook at home. >> thank you. still ahead, a serious story. a 15-year-old is shot and killed while riding his bicycle.
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we'll tell you what was missing from the crime scene that could explain a motive for this killing. paying the price. why technology may keep people from c
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changes may not be coming to the smartrip card after all. they were going to drop the charges from $5 to $2.50. they were going to stop people with negative amounts on their cards from exiting the station. but metro realized it could be too complicated and could cause the ago to lose $1 million a month. metro's board will take another look at the issue later this month. and get ready for more metro closings. the transit system will use the columbus day holiday weekend to replace track switches on the
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blue and orange lines. the farragut west and mcfather son square sfagsz will be close. the red lane will continue to serve metro center. they did some repairs over the labor day weekend. and investigators say alcohol was a factor in this crash that sent two people to the hospital. a bitter sweet story of love and loss. how this dog is offering company to a bethesda family grieving over the loss of their son. >> it is her big day. so why did 163 couple decide to spend their wedding with strangers
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more than 14,000 voters have cast ballots early in the district ahead of the primary. there are some allegations of vote buying in the heated race for d.c. mayor but the board of elections says no formal complaints have been filed. a fire that burned nearly 30 horses on monday has become a possible arson investigation. state fire officials detected traces of what could be a fire accelerant at the scene. they're looking for other
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potential signs the blaze was deliberately set. and according to irs data obtained by the "washington post," capitol hill employees owed $9 million in back taxes last year. no name have been released so it is unclear if any members of congress are among the nonpayers. a great forecast throughout the next couple days, fast forwarding through the weekend. most of the weekend looking good. 80 degrees outside right now. winds out of the northwest at 15 to 25 miles an hour. so a little bit on the breezy side. 78 in sterling, 79 in manassas. la plata at 80 degrees. salisbury, maryland, one of the cool spots at 73. that bus stop forecast for the kids tomorrow. this is the deal here. it will be a little on the cool side. 49 in some of the cooler suburbs, to around 59 in the city. once again, it will feel like fall out there on your friday. it will be a great day in the afternoon. that four-day forecast coming up
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a little bit later on. >> thank you, doug. a city curb turned crime scene. tonight the woman behind the wheel is charged with dui. police say she was drunk when she plowed into two pedestrians and a restaurant on a busy street in adam morgan last night. the accident happened where florida avenue, 18th street and u street all intersect. john has more on the allegations. >> reporter: very serious allegations against this 23-year-old driver. we're also learning more information about these victims. they were international students. they are here in d.c. study at johns hopkins university grad school. they started class two weeks ago. now the 26-year-olds are in the hospital struggling to survive. >> reporter: 26-year-olds julia from austria and melissa from italy were in d.c. pursuing a master's degree at johns hopkins school. they were mowed down trying to
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cross the street by an out of control drunk driver. at 8:45, chamica heading southbound on 18th street jumped the curb with her 2007 dodge ram. >> another car that was coming, either turning up 18th and making a right coming across florida avenue. it looked like she was trying to avoid the car. lost control of the car. and hit two pedestrians. >> reporter: adams was arrested on the scene and later charged with dui and aggravated assault. police say her blood alcohol content level was .18. more than double the legal limit. she own the keren restaurant where the car ended up. she said the tv, roof, lights were all destroyed. approximately how much damage was done to the store? >> i don't know. i can say 50,000.
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a lot of damage. inside. the car go inside. >> reporter: she cleaned up the damage. she's thankful the store was closed last nature so no one was hurt inside but the two pedestrians are still in the hospital, fighting for their lives. we've also learned these two pedestrians suffered very serious injuries. julia from austria, she right now is in the hospital in very critical condition. she suffered a fractured skull, as well as head trauma. her friend was also struck, she is from italy. she is reported as serious but stable condition. she suffered fractures in her face, a broken leg, as well as ple bleeding on the brain. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, john. a volunteer at a fairfax county school is accused of sexual battery against children. police say 75-year-old george ball turned himself in
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yesterday. he is a volunteer. a suspicious event was reported there back in may. police say ball had inappropriately touched two 7-year-old students. he is charge with two counts of aggravated sexual battery. >> police in prince george's county of baltimore are trying to figure out who gunned a teenager who was riding his bike home. police found the victim late tuesday night off central avenue in capitol heights. as tracy wilkins reports, the teen's family is also searching for answers. >> reporter: the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in the 6800 block. they were searching for clues and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't certain what happened. we know that it transpired. he will his mom he was on the way home and her in made it home. >> reporter: 15-year-old justin, a freshman at central high school, was found shot on the sidewalk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin said after a day of
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suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning they had done all they could do for him. police have taken spray painted and spray painted up to nine different markers in the area of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. family members tell me when police arrived here to the scene, his wallet was missing. all of his possessions and the bike they thought he was riding at the time. >> it was over something little. something simple. something that probably could have been prevented. >> reporter: the police say according to their records, justin was a good kid who didn't have any trouble with the law. >> he was just the type of kid that was lovable. and always put a smile on someone else's face. >> so now investigators are trying to figure out why him? what did they want? what was his motive and where is he now? >> he isn't here with us no longer and we hope and pray that whoever did this, whoever knows
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something, just comes forward. 14,000 d.c. residents have cast their ballots early. tonight there are questions about possible vote buying. the allegations come in the heated race between mayor adrian fenty and his challenge ervin sent gray. >> reporter: the district's first use of it. more than 14,000 people have cast ballots. >> our busiest early voting center has been chef chase. we have other no problems with the equipment. almost all the voters that have used them have like them. >> reporter: but he said the early voting has been marred by one or two allegations that fenty voters were paid to vote. >> we've asked for an investigation into the allegation that someone was offered a job in return for
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their vote. he think it should be put to rest quickly. it should be investigated by the fbi and whom ever else. >> our office will handle any investigations. i can't speak to that. we will refer them to the authorities. this is a federal election. federal laws to apply. >> the great campaign was reacting to a television story in which one voter said he would be paid by a fenty worker to vote but was never paid. gray has made no allegations himself. >> mayor fenty announcing the new hospital partnership in southeast washington will news4, it was murky at best. that he doesn't condone such behavior among his many campaign workers and he is focusing on campaign issues in the final days of the race. >> let's get back to talking about the real issues. crime going down, education improving, city services being as good as they ever had. a restored hospital that we found on the brink of bankruptcy when we took over the city. those are the issues they want to hear about. my opponent will do everything
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possible not to talk about it. >> news4, washington. >> the board of elections tells us, as of 5:00 p.m. they have not received any formal complaint about the alleged vote buying. still ahead, caught red-handed how it landed two men in hot water. the fishermen makes a big catch off the coast. what he found that earned him ndreds of dollars.
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two men in australia are arrested after a five foot long python was stolen and it proved to be too much for them to handle. a fisherman in denmark make the ultimate catch but it wasn't a fish. and 163 couples tied the knot in
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a mass wedding in taiwan. two men in australia managed to steal a five foot long python from a pet store. but the snake was not loving when it the thieves brought to it a nearby mcdonalds. police arrived and took men into custody. officers stay python named boris was very cranky when they arrived. a fish heman in denmark hauled in a priceless catch the other day. it wasn't a fish it was. a heavy gold bracelet. it dates back to the nine century and the early viking age. the fishermen turned it over to a museum and will get a $1700 reward. more than 200 people gather in the taiwan to get married. people believe today is a lucky day. it fall on the taiwan ease year 99 which treps 99th year of the republic of china. to cement their bond, 163 couples tied the knot at exactly nine minutes after 9:00.
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it was an extra special day for one couple who were both born on september 9th. coming up next, lady gaga stops her concert in d.c. we'll tell you what fans are doing that forced the pop singer to stop. and a no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work.
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i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right.
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lady gaga's concert came to a screeching halt when she broke up a fight between two people in the audience. >> stop fighting. do not fight at this show. >> this video from youtube shows the multiplatinum singer scolding a pair on tuesday night. the show was on hold for about a minute while lady gaga spoke directly. she then apologized for stopping the song. she waited for the security guard to handle the situation before she continued on. good for her. >> i thought she alleged those little monsters. >> maybe not those particular two.
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>> come original barbara! >> could not get tickets. >> i do understand it was one of the hottest tickets in town. >> the show outside the verizon center was pretty interesting. >> and there are a lot of the song on my ipad because my wife puts them there. talking redskins. possibly some fights during this game. this is going to be crazy. the perk burgundy and goal debut for a coaching quarterback. a prime time game against the cowboys. the boys will arrive at fed-ex field with super bowl aspirations. the redskins hoping the bounce the cowboys out of town with the signature upset win to start the season. >> there are so many great washington dallas games over the years but few as memorable as the nfc change-up game back in 1983.
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>> january 22nd, 1983. crushing the cowboys. tom landry and his dallas cowboys in town for the nfc championship just after american express release ad new commercial featuring the most famous man in texas. >> you never know when you're going to be surrounded by a redskin. >> first quarter, and the redskins are charging. joe sizeman, over the middle of charlie brown. redskins lead 7-3 as the fun bunch is flying high. as was money coleman. the cowboy rod hill fielding the pun. deep in his own territory. but he cannot handle it because coleman is closing too fast. >> very, very briefly. that's all i need. i really opened up the burners.
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>> the skins at the spot of the dropped punt. john riggins moves in from one yard out. the skins lead 14-3. and the hits keep on coming. 32 seconds left in the house. dallas quarterback danny white drops back and he drops him to the turf. and out of the game. >> we've been running that certain play. and i've been saying, when it is cleaning, they couldn't really puck it up. i thought the wheels would work. >> gary who had only thrown eight passes in the nfl kept the boys in it. a six-i can't remember toss to drew pearson closed the skins' lead to 14-10. the ensuing kickoff is when mike took off. after fumbling to start the second half, he returned this kick. 76 yards to the dallas' 21 yard
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line. he barreled in from four yards out to lengthen the lead. but he wasn't done. an 84-yard drive. and a 63-yard touchdown pass to butch johnson brought the boys to within three. darrell grant makes the play of his career. dropping back to the screen pass to tony dorsett. watch the right side of the screen for a screaming dexter manley. he tips the attempt. grant pulls it in and stomps in for the ten-yard play. >> if you release the ball fast, i'll be able to make a play. but i stopped and he held it a little longer. i saw dexter rush across and threaten to throw the ball. as he jumped, he tipped it and he went pretty good high up in the air.
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>> joe gibbs carried off the field and into the history books. the redskins were off to their first super bowl with a 31-17 win. >> it was the ultimate game it was a player's game. a game that will go in the annals of history as a hard-fought will game. >> we have a team and i will say many times, it is just a team. and all i can add to that, it is one hell of a team. >> miss ad dramatic personality from that. he looks like he is a baby in those things. it is hilarious. >> thanks for sharing. >> up next, the university have virginia student killed in a car crash. but miraculously his dog survived and the dog was found alive days after the accident. how bodie is helping the f
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or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevydealer.com. john died on a highway but his beloved dog bodie survived. he is now home with the family
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serving as a bitter sweet reminder of a life tragically lost. >> reporter: he was known for his outgoing personality. his infectious sense. humor and as his cousin put it, he was cool without trying. he was an honor student at university of virginia, working toward a double major in economic and history. >> he liked to do well in the classroom and what have he did. >> he was just so enamored with his dog. they were really campaigns for life. >> reporter: john adopted bodie a year ago from almost home pet adoption center in virginia. and there was no mistaking their irreplaceable bond. >> they were very close. the dog sat on the bed. >> reporter: but tragically on august 15th, they became separated forever. john was on his way home to bethesda, maryland, from vermont where he was working as a senior counsellor at camp. he was traveling with a camp
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friend and of course his best friend bodie. bow a curve, john lost control of his car and was killed instantly. >> that abrupt, that ending can never move forward. very difficult. that's when i start crying. >> reporter: miraculously, 18-year-old elliott day, john's passenger, survived the crash. but bodie had disappeared. >> everybody was looking for bodie. >> i gave my word we will do everything in my power to find the dog. >> reporter: now this is where th know occurred. on that rainy afternoon in august. on route 80 in patterson, new jersey. an eyewitness saw bodie literally ejected from the automobile. he darted across this busy highway during rush hour and miraculously, he was found five days later in the woods with only a slight abrasion above his right eye. >> a miracle dog. >> the dog is lucky to be alive.
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and lucky to be back home with john's family in maryland. >> he went straight down the hall and plopped on the floor in john's room. >> reporter: the bitter sweet return of john's beloved dog is only intensified by the special watercolor of bode that jay had planned to give to his son for his 21st birthday. it was the day he was killed. >> is he giving you any comfort on some sort of level? >> he gets me out of bed in the morning. always a good thing. >> it was like the end of a very dark tunnel. >> reporter: the family is asking for donations to be sent in under's honor to almost home adoption center humane society. the organize john adopted bodie from. and that's news4 at 5:00. news4 at 6:00 starts right now.
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fast moving flames forced families out of their homes today. >> two women run over by a driver who also drove into a restaurant. a metro access bus driver has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a disabled passenger. >> we begin with the minister in florida who has called off his plan to burn the koran on september 11. good evening. >> reporter: the white house and top generals were calling for the church to kansas tell event because it could create a back lash that could put american troops in danger overseas. just a short time ago, the pastor explained his decision nor canceling the burning of the koran. he said it has to do with plans to put a mosque at ground zero. >> we have or he has been in contact with the imam in new

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